The Wire: Invisible Jukebox

Loop is partnering with The Wire to bring their popular series The Invisible Jukebox to a live studio audience of Loop attendees.

The Invisible Jukebox is a long running feature of The Wire - the British avant garde music magazine founded in 1982. Artists are interviewed by way of playing them unknown tracks, and asking them to comment or elaborate on the pieces. The feature has become an integral part of the magazine, alongside other regular features like The Primer, an in-depth article on a genre or act, the numerous album reviews and a focus on the avant music scene of a particular city. In addition to its musical focus, the magazine also likes to investigate cover art and mixed media artistic works. Founded by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray, the magazine initially concentrated on contemporary jazz and improvised music, but branched out in the early 1990s to various types of experimental music. Since then it has covered hip hop, modern classical, free improvisation, post-rock, and various forms of electronic music. Since January 2003 The Wire has been presenting a weekly radio program on the London community radio station Resonance FM, which uses the magazine's strapline as its title and is hosted in turns by members of The Wire's staff.